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Where to Go for Happy Hour in Washington, DC

Sure, there are bars with dollar PBRs or cheap, passable wings; those are a dime a dozen. But these Washington, DC happy hours are excellent on their own merits. Looking for a discounted impeccably curated beer list? Cheap well-made cocktails? There's a happy hour for you somewhere in town. Here's our guide to the best options. More

Mexican Eats: Happy Hour at Fonda East Village

For a man operating an under-the-radar Mexican restaurant out in Brooklyn, Roberto SantibaƱez carries a trunk of accolades. His newest restaurant, Fonda in the East Village, an offshoot of the original Park Slope location, has ruby walls, gothic trimmings, and a great happy hour, a peepshow of what the menu has to offer. More

Happy Hour, Austin: Liberty Bar

How often does a happy hour sign outside convince you to actually walk in? We were technically already headed to the Liberty Bar in Austin, but the chalkboard sign out front confirmed this was the right place, right time. "Hoppy Hours 4-9, Ery Day Fools!" (How convenient, that's today.) More

Happy Hour, Miami: Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

The concept at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is built into the name. What isn't necessarily implied is that the majority of the dishes fall under the tapas umbrella. And nothing says happy hour like tapas. Tapas were, after all, Spain's brilliant answer to "how can you keep bar patrons sober enough to keep drinking longer?" More

Happy Hour, NYC: Terroir

What Terroir's happy hour lacks in hours (well, hour; it's from 5pm-6pm), it more than makes up for in quality. First, it's available seven days a week, easy to put on your weekend to-do list. Second, it's quite pleasant in Terroir on the early side: in our experience, much less crowded, a calm and friendly place for a few drinks. And third, you can knock back three quality drinks for $12 and learn something in the process. More

Happy Hour, NY: The Mermaid Inn, East Village

Happy hour at The Mermaid Inn runs 5:30 pm to 7 pm every day, and it's even open to those who grab a coveted spot in the quiet daffodil-planted back patio. There are a range of cocktails (normally $12, down to $7), plus house wines for $6, and a tempting snack menu. Fried oysters, anyone? More

Happy Hour: Emporio, NYC

There are quite a few bars in New York that offer complimentary bar snacks at certain hours. But when I've had a few glasses of wine, I don't want a few dainty olives or crackers; I want warm, substantial polenta cakes or pizza sliced into tiny slivers, perfect for sharing and nibbling. That's what you get at Emporio on Mott Street in Soho, where between 5:00 and 6:30pm, snacks are laid out on the bar aperitivo-style for the taking. More

Happy Hour: Ofrenda, NYC

Nothing says "happy hour" like a well-made five-dollar margarita. Ofrenda in the West Village is a great place just before dinnertime, with light streaming in through the full-length windows or, on warmer days, out on the few sidewalk tables. More

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